cLMU class of 2016 member Mackenzi Sherman earned a berth in the World Rowing Junior Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Bob Duff begins his first year as a member of the LMU rowing staff in the spring of 2012.
A 2010 graduate of Columbia University, Duff was rowed for four years for the Lions, serving as the men's varsity lightweight team captain in 2009 and 2010. During his collegiate career he won the Subin Cup against Dartmouth in 2009 and was the recipient of the 2010 Robert Harron Memorial Bowl for being named most outstanding lightweight rower.
As a member of the Malta Boat Club, Duff was a two-time gold medalist in the intermediate lightweight double and quad at the 2007 Club National Championship and also competed at the 2008 Silverskiff Regatta in Turin, Italy.
Duff has also competed for the U.S. National Rowing team since 2009. Accolades and accomplishments he has achieved as a member of the national team include a ninth-place finish in the lightweight quad at the 2009 U23 World Championships, a fifth-place finish in the lightweight eight at the 2010 World Rowing Championships, a second-place finish in the lightweight double at the 2011 Elite National Championships, a first-place finish in the lightweight double at the 2011 Pan Am Games, a second-place finish in the lightweight double at the 2011 World Championship Trials and a third-place finish in the lightweight double at the 2011 Selection Regatta. Most recently, Duff competed in the 2011 Pan Am Games in Ciudad Guzman, Mexico, finishing fourth in the lightweight double and sixth in the heavyweight quad.
Duff has been rowing with LMU assistant coach Tom Paradiso since June of 2011 and the two are currently training for the Olympic Trials in the lightweight double.